Senior Advisor CSP Life of Mine

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Location:Perth
Job Type:Full Time

Senior Advisor, Life of Mine Communities and Social Performance

  • Opportunity to resolve complex problems and shape the future of Rio Tinto
  • Play a key role and ensure Community & Social Performance deliverables are achieved
  • Strategic role based in Perth CBD – Monday to Friday

Our approach to Communities and Social Performance (CSP) is to build strong partnerships based on a relationship of mutual benefit, trust and respect. This includes the way we engage with communities and the steps we take to identify and manage social, economic, environmental, cultural, and human rights impacts throughout the life cycle of our projects, from exploration, to project development, to operation and closure.

The Opportunity

We are looking for a Senior Advisor based in Perth and reporting to the Principal Advisor Life of Mine.

The Communities and Social Performance (CSP) team supports our business by building close relationships with our communities and regional towns, managing our Indigenous and local development programs, designing our CSP strategies, and supporting studies and project approvals. The team also manages our Pastoral Stations and is accountable for tracking and ensuring strong CSP performance.

  • Ability to plan and schedule relevant technical CSP inputs necessary to support approvals, studies, mine planning activities in a timely and appropriate manner (including heritage surveys, and technical inputs for cultural values assessments, social impact assessments, social economic baseline analysis, engagement and cultural and heritage management plans);
  • Development and implementation of the stakeholder engagement plan for the designated Iron Ore hub – for Life of Mine and Studies, including internal and external communications and engagements with key partners and stakeholders;
  • Providing technical advice to our business (technical services, operational, approvals, studies, resource development) on CSP requirements, facilitating advice from CSP SME team as required;
  • Manage risk profile of respective Life of Mine and Studies Hub – ensuring appropriate management plans are in place;
  • Ensuring all information on respective Life of Mine and Studies Hub activities is communicated in a timely manner to relevant CSP SME’s and managers.

About you

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:

  • Strong project management skills;
  • Knowledge of and some experience in approvals processes to support Iron Ore mining practices, knowledge of cultural heritage management practices as well as State and Federal heritage legislation requirements;
  • Experience with risk identification and management;
  • Previous experience in the mining sector in CSP and/or experience in a technical discipline working within Life of Mine, Studies and Project Delivery;
  • Experience in the mining sector, community relations or associated role;
  • Excellent people, teamwork and communication skills;
  • Experience in working with regional communities and organisations;
  • Understanding of industry approaches to Aboriginal relations and some experience working with Aboriginal communities and/or organisations.

What’s on offer

  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive program;
  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family;
  • Attractive share ownership plan;
  • Company provided insurance cover;
  • Exclusive employee discounts (banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more);
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave);
  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority;
  • Career development and education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions;
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support.

About Rio Tinto

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers – generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress.

Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium – the world’s first to be certified “responsible” – helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world and explore the universe. Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds. We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.

This is your opportunity to make a significant positive impact for Rio Tinto Iron Ore and the broader business.


If this sounds like the opportunity you are looking for, apply now.

Application closes on Sunday 22nd November.